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Young Workers Zone


As a parent of a son or daughter entering the workforce, there are many things you can do to make sure they are well prepared.

As a parent what can I do to ensure my child's safety at work? What are my child's rights as a worker?

The first day on the job can be nerve wracking - both for your child and for you. Start by checking out these resources - they'll arm you with the information you need to help your young worker stay healthy and safe while on the job.

Stand Up 2 Bullying : Tips for parents to help prevent and stop bullying (from the Canadian Red Cross).

What Laws Apply to You? – It all depends on your job's location and the nature of your work.

The Real World – It could happen to anyone. And unfortunately for these young workers it did.

Helping Hands – Volunteering? You face the same hazards as a paid employee.

Parents...It's Your Responsibility – Exactly where do your responsibilities start and end?

Spread the Word – Posters, video clips, games and quizzes on workplace health & safety.

Looking for More? – Other reliable sources of health & safety info.

Now What? – Advice and direction on handling things that happen at work.

Kidz Korner – Material that promotes safe play and healthy lifestyle for the young ones.

It's Your Job - Student Video Contest

Use your creativity to develop an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job.

Win Cash and Provincial and National Kudos
Scholarship Opportunity
OSH Answers - for all your workplace health and safety
Ask an OSH Expert. 1-800-668-4284.